RIZIN CONFESSIONS #21: Tenshin vs. Horiguchi, Miyuu Yamamoto on KID

In the last installment of RIZIN CONFESSIONS, #20 saw a heavy focus on RIZIN 11 nearly one month ago. The next episode of the fantastic documentary series is here; RIZIN CONFESSIONS #21.

This time around, we get a closer look behind-the-scenes of the announcement that Kyoji Horiguchi would challenge Tenshin Nasukawa to a kickboxing match, Osunaarashi’s training in Los Angeles and an incredibly emotional Miyuu Yamamoto talks about KID Yamamoto during his bout with cancer – this, of course, much before his unfortunate passing this week.

Compared to previous episodes, #21 is on the longer side. Turn on English subtitles and enjoy! Timestamps for all the main points below.

  • Tenshin and Horiguchi talk superfight (1:09 – 5:10)
  • Kyoji Horiguchi on training at American Top Team [w/ footage] (5:35 – 6:50)
  • Takeshi Yamada of Team Kurofune talks Tenshin/Horiguchi (7:10 – 7:35)
  • Kyoji Horiguchi discusses training kickboxing whilst maintaining his MMA striking style (7:40 – 7:58)
  • Horiguchi’s master, Hirou Nihei, talks about Tenshin months ago (8:00 – 8:25)
  • Kyoji Horiguchi talks ‘MMA striking’ vs. Tenshin Nasukawa (8:45 – 9:51)
  • Kyoji Horiguchi talks MMA gloves vs. kickboxing gloves (10:25 – 10:35)
  • Horiguchi & Tenshin comment/watch nearly four-year-old footage of the two sparring kickboxing (10:50 – 12:38)
  • ATT owner Dan Lambert and ATT coaches Mikey Rod and Mike Brown talk Horiguchi (13:20 – 14:10)
  • Fumihiko Ishii, manager of Horiguchi, talks decision to leave the UFC to become a household name in Japan (15:20 – 17:00)
  • Horiguchi talks KID Yamamoto vs. Masato from 14-years-ago, desire to be like KID (17:04 – 17:55)
  • Tenshin Nasukawa training footage (18:02 – 18:50)
  • Hiroyuki Nasukawa, Tenshin’s father, talks Tenshin/Horiguchi (18:54 – 19:30)
  • Tenshin Nasukawa on having a “Tenshin Special” for Kyoji Horiguchi (19:33 – 20:35)
  • Osunaarashi training with Josh Barnett at UFC Gym La Mirada (20:45 – 23:16)
  • Josh Barnett on gameplanning for former ‘student’ Bob Sapp (24:25 – 24:45)
  • Osunaarashi on dedicating win to Akebono (24:50 – 25:55)
  • Miyuu Yamamoto on brother “KID” (26:58 – 31:37)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLeJ-zeTOHs

REST IN PEACE, NORIFUMI KID YAMAMOTO.

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